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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"The sweet scents of winter"

Fragrant winter-flowering plants can get us out into the garden in July!

One of the joys of winter is inhaling the scents of some of the most fragrant flowers in the plant world. Why there are a number of these in winter is a mystery, though one theory is that the flowers need to use fragrance to attract the fewer insect pollinators that are around in the cooler months. From the gardener's point of view, these sweet perfumes lure us outside, which is sometimes enough incentive to stay out there and do some gardening on a cold, bleak day! ... Read On »

July in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

The coldest month brings new gardening tasks to do! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Moving plants: This is a good time to move plants that are in the wrong place, and I have been busily doing this. Water the plant well a few days before the move. Try to take as much of the root ball as possible and make sure it is at the same soil level in its new position as it was in its old one. Keep it well watered afterwards, but avoid over-watering. Applications of Seasol will help the plant to recover from the shock of being moved, as will the use of an anti-transpirant such as Stressguard.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 275 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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